Ten Sports Academies to be established in Akwa Ibom State.

Akwa Ibom State Executive Council has approved the establishment of 10 Sports Academy as well as an empowerment training programme for 329 youths in the State.

Speaking with reporters after the weekly meeting of the Council, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Aniekan Umanah said these were part of the far reaching decisions taken in line with the empowerment drive of Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration.

According to the Commissioner, the decision to establish the Sports Academy in the 10 Federal Constituencies of the State was taken with a view to harnessing talents from schools and communities and preparing them for future sports engagements and employment opportunities.

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